Capitol Area Case Management Council

CACMC Frequently Asked Questions!

QUESTION: What is the Capitol Area Case Management Council? (CACMC)

ANSWER: CACMC is a nonprofit organization, established in 2006 to provide a professional venue for case managers to enhance their knowledge and skills so that patients may be served more effectively. Given the connectivity inherent in the case manager's role, the interactive aspect of the meeting, and the fostering of professional networks, is a value-added element to membership. CACMC is an independent organization, not affiliated with any other group, but strongly supports the Case Management Society of America and believes that an official voice at the national level of health care reform is valuable.

QUESTION: Who can join?

ANSWER: We define "case manager" broadly and offer Continuing Education for Certified Case Managers (CCM), Registered Nurses (RN) and Social Workers (SW). For the purpose of CACMC, a case manager is someone with responsibility for the flow and movement of an individual, requiring health care services, through the appropriate levels of the health care system. Someone involved purely in a marketing function is not eligible for membership unless this individual is affiliated with an organization that has supported CACMC through sponsorship of a meeting. The Board makes special consideration for those individuals who request this status.

QUESTION: Do you have to be a member to attend a CACMC meeting?

ANSWER: You are welcome to attend ONE meeting as our guest to assess whether this would be a beneficial professional affiliation. Thereafter, it would be our hope and expectation that you will join as a member if you choose to attend. That process can be completed at the registration desk prior to any meeting and the annual fee will be prorated.

QUESTION How much is membership?

ANSWER: We are proud to say that our membership rates have remained $40/ yearly since the inception of our group in 2006. Membership rates are prorated based on when in the year you join.

QUESTION When/Where does CACMC meet?

ANSWER: Meetings take place at University Club of MSU. We offer both dinner and an educational portion during the meeting. Members gather and network from 5:30-6 PM, sponsors speak from 6:00-6:15 about the services they offer and the speaker follows immediately.

QUESTION: Do you have to be a member to collect continuing education?

ANSWER: Yes, Continuing education credits are only provided to current paid members

QUESTION What is the process for collecting Continuing Education?

ANSWER:
1. In order to collect continuing education you must be a current, paid member.

2. All registrations must be completed online.

3. All attendees must sign in for the presentation.
a. Social workers must sign in and out.

4. All RNs MUST complete the RN attendance form.
a. Attendance forms for nurses will only be valid when turned in the evening of the event. Forms are 
invalid if emailed or forwarded to CACMC Education Chairperson by any other means.

5. Within 10 (ten) business days following the presentation, you will receive an email from CACMC at the address used to register. The email will contain a link to the program evaluation survey.

6. You MUST complete the program evaluation survey online in its entirety and click "submit". If you are collecting more than than one type of continuing education, you will be required to complete a program evaluation survey for each credit you are requesting.

7. At the completion of the program evaluation survey, SW and CCM will have the opportunity to print certificate(s) online. a. RN certificates will be forwarded to the member via email at the address used to register via separate email. This email will come directly from MSU College of Nursing.

QUESTION: How can I become more involved with CACMC?

ANSWER: We encourage all members to join the Board in creating a vital, relevant and lively professional organization. If you have ideas to share or interest is helping with some aspect of our process, please do contact a Board member directly or send an email to info@cacmc.org We are always looking for ways to build a succession plan that will assures CACMC's presence and impact on health care through case management excellence in Mid-Michigan for years to come.

QUESTION: How does my company sponsor a meeting?

ANSWER: Please contact us! We will be happy to review the sponsorship process. You can contact Kathleen Naber, our Program Chair at Kathleen@cacmc.org or Info@cacmc.org

QUESTION: I represent a company that provides services that your case managers would benefit from learning about. Is it ok for me to bring my literature to pass out at your meetings?

ANSWER: We would love to invite you to sponsor a future meeting. As a meeting sponsor, you can give a presentation about your services and distribute any literature that you would like to share. All marketing activities and conversations are strictly limited to the sponsor of the evening - no exceptions. Professional exchanges about resources are completely appropriate but anyone observed to be obviously engaging in promotion of a company or service, other than the sponsor, will be asked to leave.

QUESTION: What is the policy regarding RSVP?

ANSWER: All RSVP's must be completed online. If you don't have the link to registration, you can find it on our website www.cacmc.org or by emailing info@cacmc.org and it will be forwarded to you. The ONLY way to attend a meeting is by RSVP in advance. RE: Attendance/ No Shows Out of respect for our sponsor, we ask that you follow the RSVP protocol closely. We do monitor the accuracy of our RSVP process. 1. RSVP are due the Monday before the meeting at noon 2. Any cancellations must be made prior to the noon, the Monday before the meeting 3. After 3 "no-shows" you will be asked to leave the group